I've been using the new Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream ($40 at clarinsusa.com) for a month now and love how it makes my face look amazing. What is BB cream exactly? BB cream stands for blemish balm and it started in Germany in the 60's. It's recently popularity here in the US grew from Asia. BB cream is an all in one cream giving you the best of multiple products in one. (i.e. moisturizer, foundation, SPF, etc.)
I'm not a foundation person so I love how the Clarins BB cream is really moisturizing and it definitely gives me a more even skin tone. To me, it's your skin, but better. It's very natural looking so it doesn't look like makeup on your face I like that it has great sun protection too at SPF 25. The cream comes in three shades: light, medium and warm. I am using it in the light color and it's working perfectly with my skin tone. I normally would have thought I was medium but light is perfect, even as I am a bit more tan from Hawaii now. So go lighter if you think you will be trying this out or head to your favorite Clarins counter to get your perfect match.
I apply it after I moisturize and place a small amount in my palms and warm it up. Then I press it onto my face. I also sometimes use a foundation brush when I want more overall coverage. The good news is that this feels amazing on your face. It's very light feeling and I have never broken out from using it.
Watch Prisca Courtin-Clarins show you how she uses the new Clarins BB cream. (via Clarins' Beauty Flash Blog)
For a limited time at clarinsusa.com, receive a Quick Fix Make-up Kit (Double Serum sample, Mini Wonder Perfect Mascara, and Mini Joli Rouge in 04 Candy lipstick) with a $40 purchase with code BBCRM416. Offer ends 11:59 PST on 4/18/13.